Senate to hold hearings on OHA's plan to discredit FamilyCare
The Oregon Senate government watchdog committee will hold hearings in September on the Oregon Health Authority ’s plan to discredit FamilyCare Health. Sen. Chuck Riley, a Hillsboro Democrat, announced he will set hearings during the upcoming Legislative Days, Sept. 18 through 20, in Salem. Riley said he will call on OHA staff to answer questions regarding the agency’s aborted smear campaign against Fam ilyCare, which is suing OHA over the amount of funding it receives to dispense Medicaid services. Following… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Ladies, We Need To Talk About Our Vaginas
There are so many issues that women need to discuss that have nothing to do with pap smears. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cytology versus HPV testing for cervical cancer screening in the general population: a DTA Review from the Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers Group, (CGNOC)
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of research in health care and policy. They are internationally recognized as a high-quality source of evidence for decision-making. They collate and summarize all the best available research evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions or the accuracy of diagnostic tests into a systematic review.Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews (DTA) provide essential information regarding the accuracy of the available diagnostic tools for key decision makers, including patients, clinicians, guideline developers and researchers.  The purpose of a Cochrane DTA review is very like the purp...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Oregon Health Authority director resigns after PR controversy
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHA director Lynne Saxton resigns in wake of FamilyCare PR controversy
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday had publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHA director Lynne Saxton resigns in wake of FamilyCare PR controversy
Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday had publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Non-HPV Pap Smear Abnormalities More Common With Pelvic Organ Prolapse Non-HPV Pap Smear Abnormalities More Common With Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Non-human papillomavirus (HPV) abnormalities on Pap smear are more common in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) than in those without it, according to a chart review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Physicians evaluate new device to test for cervical cancer
(University of California - Riverside) When a woman has an abnormal pap smear she usually undergoes colposcopy. Typically a metal instrument is used to obtain a small sampling of cells inside the cervix--an oftentimes painful procedure for the patient. A clinical faculty member in the UC Riverside School of Medicine and colleagues have tested an alternative device called fabric-based endocervical curettage. This less painful device had significantly fewer 'inadequate' specimens--meaning, patients didn't need to return for repeat biopsies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cervical smear tests: 'Concerning' delays on results letters
A change to the screening system is thought to be the cause as fewer staff are replaced when they leave. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?
Title: Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Target launches SMEAR campaign against nondairy, non-GMO Hampton Creek
(Natural News) Retailers pulling products from their shelves is often the direct result of a confirmed contamination or people getting sick. So, it seems odd that, though no complaints have been filed, Target just removed all of Hampton Creek Inc.’s non-GMO, plant-based products from its stores and website. Since Target is responsible for one-third of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Howell to receive Papanicolaou Award for outstanding achievements in cytopathology
(University of California - Davis Health System) Lydia Pleotis Howell, a national leader known for her work to improve women's health, will receive the American Society of Cytopathology's most prestigious honor, the Papanicolaou Award, at the annual scientific meeting in Phoenix on Nov. 12. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Health Ranger blasts "crybully" CNN for outrageous double standards, gross hypocrisy and very fake news
(Natural News) CNN, once the leader in cable news, is now the leader in crybully journalism. After fabricating fake news to smear Donald Trump — and getting caught — CNN is now crying and whining that it’s the victim in all this. I call it “crybully journalism,” and it’s the same style of putrid, passive-aggressive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some women in the UK still unaware of cervical screening
Conclusion This study presents interesting findings on the proportion of women who don't go for cervical screening tests, and the possible reasons for their non-attendance. Researchers found most non-participants were either unaware of screening or intended to go to screening but still failed to go. This was most common in single women aged 25-34. One point to note is that the data was collected through self-reported questionnaires, which carry the risk of inaccurate reporting because of the perceived social stigma around screening and the desire to give the "right" response. In the case of cervical cancer scre...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

More than a quarter of women are unaware of smear tests  
Researchers from University College London found that women who speak English as a second language are more likely to be unaware of cervical screening. Some 51 per cent of women put it off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer - testing for THIS virus during a smear test could save lives
CERVICAL cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix, which is the entrance to the womb from the vagina. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways The Senate Health Care Bill Is Cruel To Women
Americans finally got their first look at Senate Republicans’ proposed health care overhaul this week, a dense 142-page document that HuffPost’s Jeffrey Young and Jonathan Cohn described as a “massive rollback of the federal commitment to promote health care access.” Reproductive rights advocacy groups and non-partisan health organizations that serve women wasted no time in condemning the bill, issuing a flurry of statements on Thursday calling it an “assault on women’s health” (The Center For Reproductive Rights) “reckless” (The American College of Obstetrici...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV tests lead to earlier detection of cervical pre-cancer
Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical pre-cancer, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Screen women for HPV at the same time as their smear test
Currently NHS England only tests women for HPV if their smear test shows abnormal cells in their cervix. Despite making plans to change this, they don't come into place until 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
(Queen Mary University of London) Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Does it Mean if I Bleed After a Pap Smear?
Title: What Does it Mean if I Bleed After a Pap Smear?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sister advises women not to ignore cervical screening
A hospital sister has spoken out about the importance of smear tests ahead national Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which is running from 12-18 June. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pap smear: Do I need one if I'm a virgin?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto caught running massive "troll farm" to maliciously smear the Food Babe, Health Ranger, Jeffrey Smith and anyone questioning the fake science behind GMOs
(Natural News) Have you ever wondered why the debate over the safety of Roundup and glyphosate rages on despite the mounting evidence that it is indeed dangerous for every type of life on our planet? New court documents have revealed something that many people have long suspected: Roundup manufacturer Monsanto has a troop of trolls... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse finds herself at centre of election smear campaign
A nurse who questioned Scotland ’s first minister during a TV election debate over poor pay and the use of foodbanks has seemingly found herself at the centre of a smear campaign. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How Does American Health Care Compare To Taiwan?
“Taiwan.” “Thailand?” “No, Taiwan.” Admittedly, I was in the same position when I applied for a teaching position in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Since then, I’ve spent two years living here, and I talk Taiwan to anyone who will listen. The people? Delightful. The food? Phenomenal. The culture and history? Fascinating. I could easily run out of positive adjectives to describe this small island nation, which in the past two years has become my home. A sometimes stinky (tofu), smartphone-addicted, frighteningly small dog-obsessed home, but a home I love nonetheless. Health insuran...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Boring Self-Care' Drawings Celebrate Everyday Mental Health Victories
The first #boringselfcare I drew . . . . . . #edfam #edfamiliy #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalillness #drawing #art #illustration #psychosis #ocd #depression #anxiety #gad #bpd #selfharrm #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #eatingdisorder #anorexia #promarker #art #illustration #chroncillness #spoonie #spoonies #spooniesunite A post shared by Hannah Daisy ️‍ (@makedaisychains) on May 11, 2017 at 6:32am PDT What constitutes an act of self-care? The internet is full of suggestions on how to prioritize oneself, ranging from meditation to hot tea, prayer to yoga, face masks to nap time. Although such rituals are...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Acrobat with a cancer so rare 5 smear tests missed it
Laura Woolley, 31, became concerned after she started bleeding while having sex with her then boyfriend while she was living in Mexico in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence victimization, social support, and Papanicolaou smear outcomes: a longitudinal study from adolescence to young adulthood - Hsieh HF, Heinze JE, Lang I, Mistry R, Buu A, Zimmerman MA.
BACKGROUND: African American youth are among those at greatest risk for experiencing violence victimization. Notably, the mortality rate of cervical cancer for African American women is also twice that of white women. To date, we know of no literature usin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cervical cancer symptoms: Nine signs YOU could have the disease
CERVICAL cancer can be spotted early from the results of a smear test but thousands of women are putting themselves at risk by not attending regular appointments, experts warn. The symptoms of cervical cancer are not always obvious, and it may not use symptoms until the advanced stages of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why March for Science? Because when it is attacked, only the elite benefit | Lucky Tran
When politicians smear science, real people get hurt. I ’m marching because we must fight for communities who are harmed by bad science policyI ’m marching for science today because I’m mad. Yes, I’m a mad scientist. I became a scientist because I wanted to help people. In my career I’ve researched gene therapy, how to engineer new antibiotics and how to make better cancer drugs. But now what I do and care about has come under attac k. I’m mad at politicians for hijacking science for their own selfish interests.I know that many people just love debating whether science should be politica...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lucky Tran Tags: US news Trump administration Science World news Source Type: news

First - Void Morning Urine Not Necessary for CIN2 + Detection
First - void urine also similar to physician - taken smears or brush - based self - samples (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Is your PAP smear telling the truth? New research suggests it's not
(Natural News) Pap smears may no longer be accurate in detecting cervical cancer. Experts in women’s health are now suggesting that a combination of a Pap smear and an HPV test or a sole HPV test is better suited in catching this form of cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Gives States The Okay To Defund Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump signed a resolution on Thursday that will allow states to withhold Title X family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.  The resolution overturns a Health and Human Services rule enacted by the Obama administration last year that prevents states from defunding Planned Parenthood or other health providers for any reason other than the provider’s lack of “ability to deliver services to program beneficiaries in an effective manner.” Now, states can withhold federal family planning grants from providers because they ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even science skeptics blast the American Council on Science and Health for its bogus, biased chart that tries to smear Natural News and Food Babe
(Natural News) Once in a while, the sellout morons of science actually criticize themselves and completely discredit their own propaganda, sparing truth media the time and energy it takes to do the job ourselves. So… thank you for that “Skepchick” – your critique of the bogus evidence-based reporting “science” chart is spot on. Even though... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BuzzFeed hates humanity; maliciously smears humanitarian scientist who just donated a lifesaving anti-radiation patent to the American people
(Natural News) It is truly anti-science to push cancer-causing food on humans, to say that mercury is safe when injected via vaccines, and to push a global warming hoax that’s based solely on a political Ponzi scheme agenda. Still, that can’t stop Stephanie Lee, a wanna-be-journalist and pseudo-“technology news reporter” who writes an obscene blog... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of U.S. Women Aged 21 –65 Years Who Never Had a Papanicolaou Test (Pap Test), by Place of Birth and Length of Residence in the United States — National Health Interview Survey, 2013 and 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Smear test LIVE - thousands watch brave mum have cervical procedure on Facebook
THOUSANDS of people went online to watch the first ever live-streamed SMEAR TEST today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Planned Parenthood Clinics Equals Fewer Teen Births, STDs
As Republican lawmakers try everything they can to defund Planned Parenthood, a new study suggests that closing its clinics would have major health consequences for Americans. States with more Planned Parenthood clinics tend to have lower rates of teenage-mother births and sexually transmitted diseases, according to the study by Miranda Yaver, a lecturer in Yale University’s political science department. The report, titled “When Dual Incentives Become Dueling: Public Health Consequences of Responsiveness to Pro-Life Sentiment,” relied on data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands flock online to watch first ever LIVE-streamed SMEAR TEST
THOUSANDS of people went online to watch the first ever live-streamed SMEAR TEST today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Women We Forget When We Talk About 'Defunding' Planned Parenthood
In 1970, Carol Corbin was a nervous, newly sexually active 19-year-old when she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to get birth control for the first time. Instead she left with orders to get a tumor on her ovary looked at immediately. Follow-up tests revealed it was the size of a football, and Corbin had stage 3 ovarian cancer. Decades later, Corbin, now 65, credits that Planned Parenthood clinic in Silver Spring, Maryland, with not only providing a “haven” for women seeking judgement-free reproductive health care, but with saving her life ― and she’s joining efforts to highlight the role the provider...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faith-Based ‘Clinics’ Want To Replace Planned Parenthood And That’s Dangerous As Hell
Last year, the state of Texas gave anti-abortion organization Heidi Group $1.6 million to provide every health care service to women except abortions. Eight months later, the Heidi Group appears to have fallen flat on its promise.  This week, the Associated Press reported that the organization has failed in its million-dollar endeavor to “strengthen small clinics that specialize in women’s health” but that don’t offer abortion. And this report comes at a particularly important moment: The GOP’s proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act would defund Planned Parenthood, something...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case reviews the biopsy slides of?a 46-year-old with an enlarged right inguinal lymph node and an extensive past medical history of multiple malignancies. Fine needle aspiration was performed, and smear, core biopsy tissue and immunohistochemistry?images are shown here.?Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lesbian and bisexual women missing out on cervical screening
Report reveals women often wrongly told they don't need a test Related items fromOnMedica Think tank calls on GPs to give ‘on the spot’ smear tests Full screening uptake would prevent 83% of cervical cancer deaths Cervical screening coverage still falling in England Cervical screening Encouraging women to attend cervical screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 12, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

In bizarre plot to discredit Trump, NY Times says NY Times is fake news
(Natural News) In its latest attempt to smear President Trump and call him a liar, the NY Times has gone to war with none other than the NY Times. After Trump tweeted on Saturday that the Obama administration had “bugged Trump Tower,” the entire fake news media (CNN, WashPo, NYT, etc.) declared Trump offered “no... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pittsburgh docs on pap smears: Still relevant, but maybe not for long
Pap smears, once recommended annually to screen women for cervical cancer, have decreased in frequency in the past few years as screening and vaccinations for human papillomavirus, the virus that causes the vast majority of cervical cancer cases, have become more widespread — a trend Pittsburgh doctors say could lead medicine away from the pap smear altogether. While countries like the Netherlands and Australia have abandoned the pap smear in favor of HPV-only testing, most U.S. doctors still… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Special THANK YOU from the Health Ranger to all truth seekers who defend and protect human knowledge
(Natural News) In the aftermath of Natural News being subjected to one of the most brutal censor-and-smear campaigns in the history of the internet, I’ve recorded a “thank you” podcast that’s now available (see below). In this podcast, you’ll not only hear why your support for the principle of free speech is so important, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news